The Health and Communities team in Belfast celebrated after winning the ‘Active Living’ award for the Green Gym project from Belfast Healthy Cities. The award was part of the 25th Belfast Healthy Cities Celebrations, which celebrated the 25 years since Belfast became a World Health Organisation Healthy City in 1988.
Belfast Healthy Cities is a citywide partnership working to improve health equity and wellbeing for people living and working in Belfast. The focus is on improving social living conditions and prosperity in a healthy way, through intersectional collaboration and a ‘health for all’ policies approach.
The project was nominated by TCV Project Manager Helen Tomb, on behalf of the Health and Communities Team who deliver projects throughout Belfast, Antrim, Down and Armagh. The team are delighted with the recognition for their work and the Green Gym projects which have been delivered in Belfast since 1999.
The awards ceremony took place in the Harbour Commissioners office and was attended by groups and organisations from right across Belfast as well as the Lord Mayor and senior officials from health service organisations. The event was addressed by Dr Agis Tsouros, the Director of the Division of Policy and Governance for Health and Well-being for the World Health Organization.